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Chiefs' Zimbabwean striker Willard Katsande has urged his teammates to look
past their CAF Champions League exit and focus on securing the Premiership
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Amakhosi were dumped out of Africa's premier club
competition this weekend after being beaten 3-0 on aggregate by three time CAF
Champions League winners Raja Casablanca of Morocco.
Chiefs have been on a horrible run of late having only won
once in their last six games in all competitions, including getting knocked out
of the Nedbank Cup by National First Division side Black Leopards.
The club maintains an eight-point lead ahead of Mamelodi
Sundowns at the top of the Premiership table, but the Brazilians have a game in
With only six games of the domestic season remaining Chiefs'
position looks relatively safe, but that will change very quickly if they are
unable to turn their form around soon.
They take on bottom-of-the-table AmaZulu at Peter Mokaba
Stadium on Thursday in their next league clash and Katsande says they need to
focus on winning the Premiership so they can compete in the CAF Champions
League again next season.
"We have to let bygones be bygones and focus on what we
have now," he told Soccer Laduma.
"We want to go back to Africa next year and winning the
league title will give us that chance.
"We are playing AmaZulu and that's what we have to be
thinking about and focus on that.
"They have rediscovered their form and they are playing
"We are aware of that and we know what to do to collect
the three points tomorrow."